Thermally induced superstructure stresses in prestressed girder integral abutment bridges

Michael Paul, Jeffrey A. Laman, Daniel G. Linzell

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Abstract

Forces and stresses that develop in the superstructure of prestressed concrete integral abutment bridges as a result of thermal load are investigated. Applied loading consists of uniform temperature changes in the superstructure. The influence of bridge length, number of spans, abutment height, and pile orientation on thermally induced superstructure forces is investigated. The largest thermally induced superstructure forces and stresses occurred near the abutment. It was determined that bridge length and abutment height most strongly influence thermally induced superstructure forces. The number of spans has the greatest influence on thermally induced superstructure stresses. Pile orientation influences thermally induced superstructure forces and stresses to a smaller degree. Results also indicate that thermally induced superstructure stresses and shear forces are comparable in magnitude to those caused by live load.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransportation Research Board - 6th International Bridge Engineering Conference
Subtitle of host publicationReliability, Security, and Sustainability in Bridge Engineering
PublisherTransportation Research Board
Pages287-297
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0309093813, 9780309093811
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
EventTransportation Research Board - 6th International Bridge Engineering Conference: Reliability, Security, and Sustainability in Bridge Engineering - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2005Jul 20 2005

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NameTransportation Research Board - 6th International Bridge Engineering Conference: Reliability, Security, and Sustainability in Bridge Engineering

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OtherTransportation Research Board - 6th International Bridge Engineering Conference: Reliability, Security, and Sustainability in Bridge Engineering
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period7/17/057/20/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Paul, M., Laman, J. A., & Linzell, D. G. (2005). Thermally induced superstructure stresses in prestressed girder integral abutment bridges. In Transportation Research Board - 6th International Bridge Engineering Conference: Reliability, Security, and Sustainability in Bridge Engineering (pp. 287-297). (Transportation Research Board - 6th International Bridge Engineering Conference: Reliability, Security, and Sustainability in Bridge Engineering). Transportation Research Board. https://doi.org/10.3141/trr.11s.x5n68617433k3117